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Vacancy Announcement: 14-0015533
 
Job Title:Programme Officer
 
Post Type / Grade:FT, NOB 

Duty Stations:Nairobi
 
Date of issue: 3 September 2014 

Deadline for application: 16 September 2014
 
Accountability: Under the direct supervision of the program advisor and overall supervision of Deputy Country Director. 

The programme officer will undertake the following tasks;

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Provide regular support to the field on distribution procedures, identifying areas requiring improvements both operationally and technically
·                     Liaise with technical units at the country office to ensure there is coordinated support to the field offices from Nairobi
·                     Arrange and actively participate in technical working groups that will be required in the implementation of specific activities which may be on going or new initiatives introduced to improve program efficiency
·                     Prepare and disseminate analytical and critical reports including proposals on improvement in operation
·                     Liaison with other UN Agencies, Cooperative Partners and the Government in providing technical or other assistance required in the implementation of WFP projects
·                     Prepare funding proposal to donors as specified or in the format prescribed by the donor
·                     Prepare periodic reports on the progress of operational projects for donors and the government as required
·                     Ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and procedures with respect to WFP food assistance
·                     Perform other related duties as required
Qualifications, Experience and Critical Success Factors:
·                     University Degree in Project Management, Public Administration and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation or a related field. Masters Degree in relevant disciplines will be an asset
·                     Minimum of five years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in programme design with Government, NGO or international organization.
·                     Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement, tact, negotiating skills and an ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing is required.
·                     Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
·                     Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.
·                     Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts and staff within the office, host population, donors, NGOs and other UN agencies;
·                     Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision
Interested and qualified Candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
·                     Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/14-0015533
·                     Step 1 : Create your online CV
·                     Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

If you have any queries relating to this VA please send them to: Nairobi.Hr@wfp.org

Vacancy Announcement 14-0015532
 
Job Title:Programme Officer (Safety Nets)
 
Post Type / Grade:Service Contract, NOC Equivalent 

Duty Stations:Nairobi
 
Date of issue: 3 September 2014 

Deadline for application: 16 September 2014
 
Introduction: WFP is providing support to the National Social Protection Secretariat to ensure that Kenya’s food assistance programmes (Kenya’s oldest and largest safety nets) in the arid and semi-arid lands are well-integrated into the national programme. 

The aim is to ensure that the whole portfolio of safety nets in the arid lands meets the needs of food insecure and vulnerable households efficiently and effectively, and coherently addresses the range of needs including chronic vulnerability, relief, and resilience.
 
Accountability: Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Innovations the incumbent will be responsible for:
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Facilitating development of a strategy for integration of food assistance into the single registry and social protection framework.
·                     Planning and implementing a registration exercise to bring WFP’s programmes into the single registry.
·                     Representing WFP in stakeholder coordination meetings.
·                     Developing and rolling out a communication strategy for the initiative.
·                     Based on data from the single registry, analyzing who is receiving what, where and under which programme (4W analysis), and working with relevant stakeholders to analyze additional food security data identify who should be receiving what, where, and under which programme (4W decisions).
·                     Working with all stakeholders to agree a complementarity strategy that harmonizes programme objectives and delivery.
·                     Supporting development of a transition strategy and agreements with the government for increased commitment to key food assistance programmes in the country.
·                     Support the development of national guidelines for providing food assistance within the national social protection framework.
·                     Perform other related duties as required
Qualifications, Experience and Critical Success Factors:
·                     A Masters degree in one or more of the following disciplines: economics, agriculture, international relations, business administration, social sciences, development studies or a field relevant to international development assistance.
·                     Minimum 5 years (of which 3 international) professional postgraduate experience in planning, design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes with at least three years spent at the country / implementation level in developing countries.
·                     Strong understanding of the theory and application of food security, livelihoods, and safety net programmes.
·                     Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of in-kind food, cash and voucher transfers.
·                     Good understanding of targeting, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and their application.
·                     Knowledge of major humanitarian, recovery and development challenges and issues, specifically strategies for poverty and hunger reduction.
·                     Knowledge of issues related to international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.
·                     A good understanding of WFP policies and programming requirements with a working knowledge of project finance, costing, budgeting and procurement etc.
·                     Knowledge and understanding of UN’s role in development cooperation.
·                     Good interpersonal skills, teamwork spirit and ability to work in multicultural settings.
·                     A high level of proficiency in English with a working knowledge of Swahili.
Interested and qualified Candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
·                     Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/14-0015532
·                     Step 1 : Create your online CV
·                     Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

If you have any queries relating to this VA please send them to: Nairobi.Hr@wfp.org

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.



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